Residents and staff from Anchor’s new Moore Place care home in Esher were involved in ‘Time for a Cuppa’ to raise funds for Dementia UK this week.

Local singer Terry James entertained residents at the Portsmouth Road care home whilst they enjoyed a lovely cup of tea and delicious cakes made by the home’s experienced chefs.  

Local singer terry James with Home Manager Miranda Morgan

A wonderful raffle raised more than £60, with prizes including a hamper from Waitrose of Esher and beauty products from Boots The Chemist. Residents also played ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’.  

Miranda Morgan, Home Manager for Moore Place, said: “It was a wonderful afternoon drinking tea and eating delicious cakes with the residents, whilst raising funds for such a worthwhile charity. Moore Place is one of the latest Anchor care homes opening in Esher and specialise in dementia, so it’s very close to our heart providing support to people living with dementia and their families.”

Time for a Cuppa has taken place all over the country this week, organised by Dementia UK to raise funds and awareness for more Admiral Nurses (specialist dementia nurses). Dementia UK helps families to face dementia, and the charity’s mission is to ensure that there is an Admiral Nurse for everyone who needs their vital and specialist support. It is the only UK charity to offer specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through its world-class Admiral Nurses. The charity works hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia.

There are currently 162 Admiral Nurses across the country and the aim is to increase the number to 200 by the end of 2016. With more funds, Dementia UK will be able to provide more Admiral Nurses, who are a lifeline for many family carers.

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